Zoology Collections

The zoology collection contains a sample of modern animals from Oregon, collected since the late 1800's.

These collections are used for comparison and identification of specimens from cultural and paleontological sites, and periodically in teaching and museum exhibits.

The Zoology Collection includes:

Birds:
Skins, skulls, mounted specimens, eggs, and nests (primarily from Oregon)

Comparative skeletons:
Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and fish

Invertebrates:
Snails (including conchs), chambered nautilus, bivalves (clams, oysters, scallops, etc.), corals, arthropods (horseshoe crab), and echinoderms (sea urchins, sea biscuits, sand dollars, etc.)

For more information, inquiries, or research requests, contact one of the co-Directors of Paleontological Collections: Greg Retallack, at (541) 346-4558, gregr@uoregon.edu or William Orr, at (541) 346-4577, worr@uoregon.edu or Pamela Endzweig, Director of Anthropological Collections, at 541-346-5120, endzweig@uoregon.edu.